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100+ Photoshop Actions. Freebies by Bill Jones 5inShare If your like me you enjoy enhancing your photos in Photoshop. It’s a lot of fun to take your shots and experiment with them. Union Actions Cross-Processing ATN Portrait Actions Action Pack I Actions Clyck Caitlins Actions Colors Actions Cool Photo Effect Action Enhancing Skin Color Eye Color GuteCharlotte Color o2 Kalifbanane – Cross Coloring Lovely Action NoiseLess RetroFit Actions Pack Actions 01 Photo Coloring 11 Photo Coloring 11.2 Photoshop Action: Diabolic Photoshop Action: Dim and Jade Photoshop Actions 101 Photoshop Actions 96 Photoshop Actions 68 Photoshop Actions 99 Photoshop Actions 78 Rather Large Set of Actions PS Actions Dark Sepia 5 Black and White PS Actions Black White Sepia PS Action Show everybody how you use these actions.

Like Our Site? 17 Comments Ant West said:Loved this – so much to try out! Leave a Reply Topics. 50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Photography Skills. Advertisement Photography is a wonderful hobby enjoyed by lots of people all over the world. It’s a very enjoyable passtime, but also a very technical one. There’s a bewildering range of cameras, lenses and accessories, and photographers also have to get to grips with computers and image editing software packages. It can get very confusing, especially for newcomers to the hobby, and there always seems to be something to new to learn, even for experienced photographers. With this in mind we’ve put together a list of over 50 free resources that will be useful to anyone involved in photography. We’ve divided these websites into categories for easy reference, but please bear in mind that many of these websites deal with more than topic.

Beginner’s Zone These websites are an excellent place to start for beginners. Digital Photography School1 Very comprehensive photography resource. Photodoto2 Click on the Photography 101 link for an excellent set of articles for beginners. Inspiration Last Click. Nikon Buying Guide. This is our latest Nikon buying guide of current camera bodies, lenses, flashes and compact cameras. You’ll be able to compare models and prices for all products. The Suggested Retail Price (SRP) that Nikon sets for each product is listed for reference only. Below each item, I’ve added links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H and even Borrowlenses (rent) allowing you to compare current prices. If you use one of the links to make a purchase it helps support this site. I’ll be updating this page instantly when a new item is added to the Nikon line of products. Nikon FX (Full Frame) DSLR cameras Nikon DX DSLR cameras Nikon DX lenses Nikon FX prime lenses Nikon FX zoom lenses Nikon Speedlights Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras Nikon Campact Digital Cameras *SRP – Is the Suggested Retail Price that Nikon sets for each product.

Instagram. How to Photograph Anything. When we launched Learn My Shot, just over 2 years ago, our mission was to create the most comprehensive resource where photographers could learn how to photograph anything. We are still enthusiastically working towards this goal. With the help of contributing photographers we published over 90 creative step by step howto tutorials that answered the most common question: How to photograph…? How to Photograph a Model How to Photograph a Water Splash How to Create Repetition How to Photograph Street Portraits How Photograph Food with Natural Light How to Photograph a Baby How to Photograph a Flying Cat How to Photograph Flowers How to Photograph Fire How to Photograph Long Exposures with Steel Wool How to Photograph Wine Bottles How to Photograph Jewelry How to Compress Perspective with Telephoto Lens How to Emphasize Texture How to Photograph a Zombi Portrait How to Shape Light for Creative Effect How to Photograph Classic Still Life How to Photograph Using Artificial Sunlight.

How To Transfer Prints To Wood: An Awesome Photography DIY Project. How to shoot lightning strikes. Here is a quick post of some lightning shots I took tonight during our seasonal monsoon storms in Arizona. While Sierra Vista lacks the bigger cityscape’s such as Tucson or Phoenix that frames lighting shots nicely for dramatic vies, we do have mountains near by that offer a decent scene. Our monsoon season has officially been underway for a couple weeks now, I waited patiently for an active light show and tonight didn’t disappoint. To capture lightning is not that much different than what you would do with fireworks, you’ll need a camera with a “bulb” setting that allows you to hold your shutter open for long periods, you need a sturdy tripod and a remote shutter release cable. You should bring something to protect your camera from getting wet and if you have sand bags or something to weight your tripod down bring it just in case.

ISO 50, 52mm, f/10, 10 second exposure fired using remote shutter cable ISO 100, 42mm, f/10, 7 second exposure, fired using remote shutter cable. Low Light Photos Without a Flash. Flash photography can be a great tool in the absence of insufficient natural light. Then again, there are situations like live concerts, theatrical performances or even film shoots where you are required to capture everything without using a flash. Flashes might light up your subject, but it can also flatten the image and make it appear one-dimensional. This makes your image look lifeless, with no depth or play of light and shadow (except for the harsh shadow behind the subject). This is particularly true of pop-up flashes that come with your camera. Without a diffuser that normally accompanies external flashes, these built-in flashes lead to over-exposed images and cast a bright spot on the subject, marring the beauty of your image irreparably. Here is where the following tips to beat low light situations might come in handy.

Observation Become an observer. Shoot RAW Now, there are different formats in photography: jpeg, tiff and raw. ~Zahid Javali. The Sunny 16 Rule by Digital Photo Secrets. Have you ever heard of the sunny 16 rule? It seems to have all but disappeared in most modern discussions of photography. As a matter of fact, it’s one of many rules that photographers seem to have forgotten. That’s a shame because the sunny 16 rule serves as a nice way to check your current exposure settings.

Let’s have a look at how it works. Long before the time of digital cameras, photographers invented rules to help them navigate their camera’s manual settings. Photographers had to carry light meters with them everywhere they went, and they were virtually lost without them. And it’s still pretty handy to know what manual mode settings to use with your camera. How does the sunny 16 rule work? The sunny 16 rule works like this: On a clear and sunny day, at an aperture of F/16, you will get a correct exposure if you use a shutter speed that’s the inverse of the ISO speed you’re using.The second part is probably the one that’s confusing you (if any of it is).

Let’s use another example. How to Make Custom Photo Frames For Free. How to Make a Custom Wedding Photo Frame - Inkscape Tutorial. Inkscape Review - Review of Free Vector-Based Image Editor Inkscape. Inkscape is the open source community's alternative to Adobe Illustrator, the accepted industry standard tool for the production of vector-based graphics. It is a credible alternative for anyone whose budget can't stretch to Illustrator, with some caveats, including the fact that as powerful as Inkscape is, it doesn't match the full range of features of Illustrator. Despite that, it has developed into an application that perhaps should now be taken seriously as a professional tool, though its lack of PMS color support may still be a stumbling block for some users. The User Interface Pros Clearly presented tools and options Collapsible side palettes Cons Collapsing of side palettes a little buggy Floating Tools palette can't be reconfigured.

Inkscape has a fresh user interface that presents the various tools and features in a very accessible way. Above the working area, several toolbars can be shown or hidden. Drawing With Inkscape The Gradient tool is very intuitive to use and easy to adjust. Untitled. Anyone with a computer needs to open all kind of files. Sometimes these are not the most common file types and thus it is very hard to open and read its content. With File Viewer you can easily open many kinds of documents, images, videos, audios and all other files types. This ultimate and one stop shop product allows you to search no further on the file type definition and features. By simply downloading this application you can view your files quickly straight on your PC, without additional downloads.

Oh, and best of all, it is totally free! Homepage + Toolbar change: After you click on the download button and start the installation, we may offer you to change your browsers' homepage, your browsers' default search engine and also to install a search toolbar to enhance your search experience. Clicking this button starts InstallIQ™, it manages your Free File Viewer installation. Please note: Free File Viewer can also be downloaded for free from the manufacturer's sites. Features. Bubblesnaps. Induro PHQ1 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead 479-101 B. Everything you need to know about buying a camera.

184inShare Jump To Close By David Pierce and Vlad Savov Cameras are everywhere. There’s one in your laptop, two in your phone, and probably a pair in your tablet that you’ve never used. There’s maybe one in your doorbell, even, or strapped to your head while you bomb the slopes. We’re taking more pictures in more ways and sharing them in more places than ever. Camera companies don’t exactly make life easy, either. Sticky TOC engaged! A guide to this guide As with our smartphone buyer’s guide, you should be careful not to treat this as a definitive dictum on what to buy.

Basics of photography Basics of photography Every camera, from the tiny webcam embedded in your laptop to the full-frame pro cameras built by Nikon and Canon, operates under the same set of basic principles. The most common technique for making this recording is by channelling light through a lens onto a photosensitive material that soaks it up and turns it into an image. The key settings The key settings. F/1.0 & The Nuts and Bolts of Off Camera Flash - Part 3, TTL wireless.

CLICK HERE FOR PART 1- Basics CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 – Manual Flash Ok, now that we’ve talked about getting your strobe off camera, and triggering it manually, lets talk about the other “main” option for firing it – wireless TTL In simplest terms it means that your camera and flash “talk” to each other to automatically determine the proper exposure. Just like the automatic metering modes for your camera (where it calculates the exposure based on reading the light of the scene) TTL flash does the same thing – lets your camera automatically calculate the amount of flash needed for a scene.

Generally the way this is done is that the camera fires a “pre flash”, a small burst from the flash to “test” the scene, which is read and exposure/amount of flash is calculated. Now bear in mind that although wireless TTL and manual flash both achieve the same end result (firing your flash off camera, they are very different beasts. <- TTL flash foot vs. manual flash foot. 1 – it is proprietary.

Best Photo Downloads. How to Sharpen Photos: An Introduction. A Post By: Helen Bradley We’ve received quite a bit of feedback from Post production readers asking us to look at the issue of sharpening photos. Sharpening is one of those everyday tasks that most photos can benefit from. In this post I’ll explain what sharpening is, when you should perform it and how to do it. The information here, although it is explained using Photoshop, is relevant to all photo editing programs. Please click images to enlarge in this tutorial – it will illustrate much better the points being made with images at full size.

Sharpening does as its name suggests and sharpens the image making it look crisper and making the edges in the image more distinct. In the darkroom the process is achieved by taking one negative and a slightly blurred positive image, sandwiching these together and making a very quick exposure of this sandwich. In a graphics editor the Unsharp mask works by creating small halos along the edges in the photo. Step 1 Step 2 Set the Threshold to around 10. 30+ Free Online Multimedia (Photo, Audio, Video) Editors. We tend to rely heavily on our favorite desktop applications like Photoshop, GIMP, Audacity, Adobe Premier and so on when it comes to dealing with multimedia files.

That’s fine on our desktops but what if we need to use an editor on a friend’s computer, or a public one at the workplace? That is where web applications come in handy. Web applications provide ubiquity, convenience and ease of use . As long as you have a web browser that connects to the Internet, you can find multimedia editors online to get your photos, audio files or even videos edited on the fly. Here’s a list of free web services that allows you to edit multimedia files (photo, audio and video) quick and easy online. Photo Editors Pixlr Editor Pixlr Editor allows you to edit images with features much like those you can find in Photoshop. Fotor Picmonkey Picmonkey provides basic editing of your photos, touch ups, and the ability to create a design for social network use. Befunky Polarr Editor Fotostar Photo Editor SDK Photofy Coub. 100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals.

Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an incredibly expansive topic that covers a remarkably vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the professional spectrum, there is simply always more to learn. We spent countless hours scouring the web for the best content we could find and share with you, and today we'll help you expand your knowledge with 100 photography related tutorials! "There are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. Below are ten of the most popular and most widely respected composition rules. " "Graphic illustrations [and explanations] of the difference between RAW and JPEG (also called JPG). A basic discussion of white balance and how to respond to different lighting situations.

"Use a simple device to get perfect color in all of your shots" "What you need to know to get the most from today’s amazing high-ISO settings" "Low light photography can be a lot of fun. Camera Skills - Manual Exposure Photography for Beginners - Worth1000 Tutorials - StumbleUpon.

Nikons 10 Best Lenses. Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact Nikon's 10 Best Lenses © 2014 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. This free website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere. I'm not NPR; I get no government hand-outs and run no pledge drives to support my research, so please always use any of these links for the best prices and service whenever you get anything. Thanks for helping me help you! Ken. January 2014 Nikon Reviews Nikon Lenses All Reviews Introduction This is a list of Nikon's best lenses of all time, especially those which set new standards.

For suggestions of the best lenses to get today, see: Suggested lenses for DX SLRs Suggested Lenses for FX and 35mm SLRs The Nikon FX Dream Team More FX Lens Suggestions Nikon Cheapskate FX Lenses Best Macro Lenses These are in no particular order. Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials. Free Software 4 All (Digital Image Editors) Main Page - CameraAxe. Breathtaking Long Exposure Photography and How to Capture It. Focusing Basics | Aperture and Depth of Field. Digital cameras help tutorial SLR camera settings.